A quick break from politics to slip in some religion. I’ve read a couple of things recently pointing out what is obvious but somehow ignored: Religious people are obsessed with the gays! (and if Desmond says it, you know it must be true). The latest in a long, long line is Senator Craig, who just to be clear is totally not gay, OK?
Now I’m not going to say that their opinions on homosexuality are wrong (they are, but that’s not my concern here). There’s certainly a reading of the Bible that would back up their view for Christians and Jews, and while I’m less informed I’m sure something similar is true in the Koran.
So it might be wrong, but there is a case to be made. But, to bang once again on my most quoted statistic, a child starves to death every 5 seconds. It is utterly inconceivable to me that any god worthy of praise would want us to focus on which gender some guy loves when through pure indifference a child dies in the time it takes to… well, what the hell can you do in 5 seconds? Turn the TV on? Scratch your arse?
Should the matter come up in conversation I see no reason to hide your dislike of homosexuality, or adultery, or broccoli (it’s your right to appear as foolish as you choose), but otherwise, to quote the great philosopher Chandler Bing, “Big picture please!”